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Climate change, agriculture and poverty

  • Hertel, Thomas W.
  • Rosch, Stephanie D.

Although much has been written about climate change and poverty as distinct and complex problems, the link between them has received little attention. Understanding this link is vital for the formulation of effective policy responses to climate change. This paper focuses on agriculture as a primary means by which the impacts of climate change are transmitted to the poor, and as a sector at the forefront of climate change mitigation efforts in developing countries. In so doing, the paper offers some important insights that mayhelp shape future policies as well as ongoing research in this area.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 5468.

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Date of creation: 01 Nov 2010
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Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:5468
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  1. Rafael E. de Hoyos & Denis Medvedev, 2011. "Poverty Effects of Higher Food Prices: A Global Perspective," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 15(3), pages 387-402, 08.
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